4 Memory Care Facilities in Tulare County, CA
The average cost of memory care in Tulare County is $5,857 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,800.
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What to Consider About Memory Care in Tulare County
An estimated 464,493 people live in Tulare County as of 2017, up from 442,179 in the 2010 Census. About 11 percent are aged 65 or over, and 9.8 percent of them have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Many of these seniors will eventually require the kind of 24-care that Tulare's two memory care facilities can provide. Because they specialize in caring for residents who have dementia, these facilities must offer supervision, safety features and an appropriate activity program, in addition to meeting other guidelines for California's Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).
- When touring a memory care facility, families may want to find out whether seniors have access to the outdoors, where they can appreciate Tulare County's relatively comfortable climate, with its average annual high temperature of 97 degrees and low of 37 degrees.
- Seniors with chronic breathing problems may want to review the local air quality before choosing a memory care facility in Tulare County. According to the American Lung Association, the county has some of the most polluted air in America, and seniors tend to be more susceptible to health problems as a result.
- In the U.S., the average violent crime rate is 31.1, ranked on a scale of one to 100, and the average property crime rate is 38.1. By contrast, Tulare County's violent and property crime rates are 62.7 and 59.3, respectively. Concerned families can ask local memory care facilities which security measures they use to keep their residents safe.
- With a cost of living that is almost 66 percent below the California average, Tulare County may be a budget-friendly choice for seniors and families looking for memory care in the state. Of note, healthcare in the county is also about 6 percent cheaper than average for the nation.
Paying for Memory Care in Tulare County
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Tulare County start around $5,225 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,939 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Tulare County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Tulare County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in California page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in California page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Tulare County
Tulare County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Tulare County, please visit our Memory Care in California page.
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Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Tulare County
Tulare County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in California page for more information about these laws.